This airplane manufacturer has a process called shimming. The “Formula One” Shimming Team is a prime example of what can be accomplished when everyone pulls together to make a difference. Comprised of assemblers, leads and support functions, with full management support, this group, using RLG’s TMP™ process, redesigned the shimming process to reduce it 82%.
- The existing shimming process was time consuming and resulted in many quality rework hours
- Subsequent TMP™ sessions drove immediate improvement in the shimming process and fully engaged all aspects of the assembly organization
- The very first airplane following the TMP™ resulted in a substantial improvement
- After Action Review process was established after each aircraft to drive further improvements